Today in History

Listings for Tuesday, July 2, 2019.


  • Midpoint of the year (noon, or following midnight in leap year)
  • 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act prohibits industrial monopolies.
  • 1900 first flight of a Zeppelin (the LZ-1).
  • 1926 US Army Air Corps created
  • 1937 Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean
  • 1957 1st submarine built to fire guided missiles launched, "Grayback"
  • 1964 President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
  • 1976 Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
  • 1985 Proto is launched on its way to Halley's Comet
  • 2003 Hewlett Packard announces availability of Linux PC--the first industry leader to do so.

That's all for today.

Today In History